The Most Popular CBD Products On the Market
The Most Popular CBD Products On the Market
CBD products have grown in popularity over the last few years. CBD products are actually projected to explode into a billion dollar industry in the next three years.
There are a few factors behind this exponential growth. An aging population is looking for pain relief without the high, and in addition, more and more women are willing to use cannabis products for medicinal reasons.
Today, there you'll find CBD in lotions, oils, mints, gum and many other creative uses.
With so many products to choose from, how do you know what to choose from? Do you know you're getting quality products?
This is your complete guide to CBD products. We're going to cover the best CBD products on the market today and the benefits of using them. We'll also give you a a primer on what to look for in quality products.
Let's get started!
What are the benefits of CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidol. It's one of 113 chemical components in the cannabis plant. Another and more widely known component is THC. Most people who have used marijuana are familiar with THC because that's the ingredient in the plant that gets them high.
CBD was first discovered in 1940 by Dr. Roger Adams at the University of Illinois. It was found to have many of the benefits of THC, but without the high.
More recently, CBD reemerged as a medicinal alternative to pharmaceuticals. Study after study shows that CBD can help ease the pain of nausea, anxiety, depression. It's also been found to fight tumor and cancer cells, inflammation, seizures, and neurodegenerative disorders.
CBD has also been found to help keep you more awake or help you sleep better, depending on the dosage. A lower dosage will keep you more awake, while a higher dosage will help you sleep.
Forbes even reported that some people who regularly take CBD products stop taking regular medicine.
CBD products are even gaining momentum in the fitness world. Athletes and regular gym goers use them to aid in post workout recovery.
With all of these benefits, it's no wonder the CBD market is taking off. Let's look at the best CBD products on the market.
Amazing CBD Edibles
CBD edibles can be found in virtually any product. Pastries, chocolate, capsules, drinks, mints, gummies, and candies. That's only scratching the surface. We'll look at mints, drinks and capsules later in this article.
Chocolate products are immensely popular. You really can't go wrong with chocolate.
Kiva Confections is well known for its chocolate bars. The company makes CBD chocolate with a 1:1 THC - CBD ratio. For each serving, there are 30mg of THC and CBD. Flavors come in Espresso Dark Chocolate and Ginger Dark Chocolate.
Incredibles and Day Dreamers reached the Top 10 at the 2017 SoCal Cannabis Cup. They both have an a 1:1 THC to CBD ratio. Incredibles has a Black Cherry 50/50 chocolate bar and Dreamers made the Top 10 with its Mint CBD 1:1 chocolates.
If you really want to get creative with your CBD products, try honey from Colorado Hemp Honey. Their flavors include Mandarin Magic, Lemon Aid to Ginger Snap.
For those that can't get enough pumpkin flavors in the fall, there's good news. Incredibles has Pumpkin Pie spiced graham crackers.
CBD tinctures can be added to tea, juice, even protein drinks. You can even just put a few drops right on your tongue to speed up the effects.
Our CBD tinctures come in flavors like Butterscotcch, Peaches and Cream, Cinnamon, Vanilla and Peppermint.
Our Favorite CBD Mints
A unique category among CBD edibles are mints. These product have been around for a while. The MED a Mints brand has been around since 2010, and it calls itself the original cannabis mints.
The first mints on the market were geared towards recreational marijuana users, who were looking to get high without smoking. Med-a Mints originally offered low-dose cannabis products, around 10mg of THC.
With the growth of CBD products and more people looking for them for medicinal purposes, mint makers have created a ratio of more CBD to THC.
For example, Mr. Moxley's mints offers a variety of flavors ginger, peppermint and cinnamon. The Seattle-based company offers mints with a 5:1 CBD to THC ratio. They also have higher THC mints.
Milo Confections offers a selection of THC and CBD mints, too. Out of its product line, the only CBD option is Betta Mints. Each mint has 5mg of CBD and each package has 20 mints for 100mg total per package. Betta Mints are infused with Matcha.
Breeze Mints has Cinnamon Mints. These mints have an equal ratio of THC and CBD. Each mint has 5mg of CBD and THC. The mints are combines with terpenes, which can produce an "Entourage Effect," promoting the treatment of pain relief.
The Best CBD Infused Drinks
Looking for a CBD product on the go? Consider a CBD infused drink. These products range from waters to milk, so you can have your
Habit has crafted its cannabis drinks since 2016 and they quickly gained popularity. Its +Vibe line of waters has 50mg of CBD and are terpene enhanced. The water comes in two flavors: Tranquility and Levitate.
If you want something a little more bubbly, Habit also produces fruit-flavored sparking drinks. You can get your drinks flavored with Mango, Lemon, Kiwi, Strawberry or Peach.
These products have already taken home awards at the High Times Cannabis Cup, Chalice and Happy Place.
CBD Living Water uses nano technology to size the nutrients and CBD particles down to one millionth of the size. Then, the particles are encapsulated by a water cluster and infused in 7.4Ph water.
It sounds geeky, but that's how the water will immediately penetrate your cells. The water can also amplify the effect of the CBD by 10x.
A new company has entered the CBD drinks market earlier this year. High Performance Beverages announced its plans to produce a CBD sports drink.
As for CBD milks, Rawligion's CBD infused hemp milk is worth trying. The milk is packaged in small old-school milk bottles. You might want to try it for that reason alone.
Capsules are another way to consume CBD. They tend to be preferred over oils to ensure the exact dosage.
In this category, Day Dreamer's Liquid Dreams is one of the top products. Yes, it's by the same company that makes chocolate. Both products won awards at the High Times SoCal Cannabis Cup. It's safe to say that the quality is consistent.
The products are available in 1:1 or 20:1 ratios in packs of 2, 4, 8, or 10 capsules.
Bluebird Botanicals has gelatin capsules at 15mg of CBD per capsule. BlueBird has the certificates of analysis on its website, so you know that each batch is pure and free of contaminants.
A unique Ayurvedic blend of botanicals was created by Bio+CBD. They contain curcumin, mgnesium, starch and cellulose. What's unique about this product is that it's in a capsule form, but it's made with water soluble CBD. Most products are oil based.
CBD Oils for Your Needs
Out of all of the CBD products on the market, CBD oils are the most widely sought.
Cloud9's CBD E-Liquid ranks among the top 10 CBD oils, according to CannaInsider. One thing to note is that it's for e-cigarette consumption. It's not meant for vaping or oral consumption.
NuLeaf Naturals is made from Colorado grown hemp and processed using C02 extraction. It's ranked highly because of its purity. CBD oil generally looks like a shade of gold. This oil runs looks good, which indicates a pure product.
Green Garden Gold might be known for its line of pet treats as much as it for hemp oil. They offer a variety of doses to fit your needs.
A Range of CBD Topicals
Topicals are used primarily to treat localized pain and skin problems. These products are sold to treat muscle and joint pain, arthritis and inflammation. More anectdotal evidence is surfacing that topicals can even help treat psoriasis, itching and headaches.
Topicals can be found as lotions, creams, and in beauty products.
Koi Lavender CBD Lotion combines CBD with lavender extract, coconut, and aloe. This will leave your skin feeling smooth and rejuvenated. .
Papa & Barkley have a Releaf Patch that was a recent High Times winner. The company was created because the founder wanted to find a solution for his father's back pain, which caused him to be bedridden. He developed a cannabis pain relief balm that turned out to be effective.
The Releaf Patch is discreet, can be taken anywhere and uses a slow release formula that can last for 12 hours. Each patch has 30mg of CBD and they come in a variety of THC to CBD ratios.
In the mood for a romantic bath? Try the CBD Thin Mint Bath Bomb from De La Beuah Body. It's an aromatherapy bath that's infused with CBD and peppermint essential oils to create a heavenly treat.
Theramu has a full line of topicals including Relieve with Menthol Cream. It's made with eucalyptus and camphor for that added buzz when you apply it.
For chapped lips, try Ambary Gardens Lip Fix. It only has a few ingredients, CBD being one of them.
What to Look for in CBD Products
Now that you know what the best CBD products are, how can you find what's right for you?
First of all, let's cover the most basic question. Can you legally purchase CBD products? Yes, CBD is legal.
Now, when CBD is combined with THC, the legalities end there. The law around CBD and THC are constantly evolving and they might be different from state to state. If you're still not sure, ask.
When buying CBD products, it's pretty well-known that the quality can be hit or miss. Here are a few guidelines to make sure you're getting the best of the best.
CBD from Hemp or Marijuana?
In the survey that found that half of CBD product users stop taking traditional medicine, it was also discovered that the users preferred CBD products made from marijuana plants. Those surveyed believed that the potency was higher in marijuana than hemp.
While that's what respondents may think, that's not necessarily fact.
The fact is that it's the strain that matters. Different strains of both marijuana and hemp will have higher or lower levels of CBD.
How is CBD Extracted?
There are a few common methods to extract CBD from hemp and marijuana plants. There's liquid extraction, C02 extraction and oil extraction.
We already covered liquid extraction, which you can find here.
C02 extraction is what we use here at Cloud9 Hemp. This is a very precise method that relies on pressure and temperature to extract CBD. Using this method ensures that there is a very low risk of contaminants in the products.
For some buyers, a company's values matter. They might be looking for the moral values of a company.
In this instance, it helps to look at individual company's websites. Get to know why they started the company, what they stand for and what they value. A company's values can say a lot about the quality of the products they produce.
The Vast Array of CBD Products
After looking at this list of products, you can only assume that the CBD market will continue to grow over the next few years.
As older people are looking for pain relief without the high that comes with smoking marijuana, and as CBD products make inroads with everyday athletes, these products will be in high demand.
When you're looking for CBD products, it's important to know how the product is made, the THC:CBD ratio, the hemp or marijuana strain used, and what dosage you need.
At Cloud9 Hemp, our products are 100% from industrial hemp grown in Europe and North America. They're extracted using C02 to make sure our products have the highest concentration and quality.
Contact our staff today to see what CBD product is right for you.
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